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H.Merijn Brand
December 8, 2014 21:22
Re: *-couragement of $^V
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On 8 Dec 2014 20:43:51 -0000, Father Chrysostomos <>

> Ricardo Signes wrote:
> > I suggest that given the general confusion around v-strings and version
> > objects, as well as the fact that $^V has changed its behavior in the past, it                                    
> > is not actually better than $].  Since $] always works, and always works the
> > same way, we should encourage its use rather than $^V's.  We can accomplish
> > that by discouraging the use of $^V, in favor of $], in the docs.
> > 
> > Yes?
> Well, *I* would say yes, but I thought this was a controversial topic.
> In some past versions $] had problems with floating point inaccuracy, but I
> believe that has been fixed.  (Ask Zefram for specifics.)
> (BTW, I always use $].)

/me too (in perl code)

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